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Using Office 365 APIs in your MVC and Windows 8.1 Applications – Part II

_In __last month’s blog post__, we announced the Office 365 API Tools – Preview add-in for Visual Studio 2013. By using Office 365 APIs, developers can access users’ data in the Office 365 cloud, e.g., reading calendar information, storing documents, or sending emails on behalf of users. The Office 365 APIs are an open platform that is available across a variety of languages and technologies. If

C++/Cx: Getting around the very limited DateTime object

You know, I have been writing a LOT of C++/Cx recently and I have hit a bunch of issues. This particular one is about the DateTime object in C++/Cx. If you look at the C# version of the DateTime object,... more...(read more)

Smart Watch: I give up, switching to making a device using the Raspberry Pi

Yep.  I give up.  So I am ordering a Raspberry Pi from Amazon with some extra stuff, like an LCD screen and so forth. Then I will make my own time display or something else.  But the Gadgeteer, Pebble Watch, MetaWatch, Sony Watch and TI Watch, all generally look horrible and the start up for me will take too long. Besides I can just copy Steven’s stuff.  Don’t tell him though....(read more)

Net Micro Framework: It isn’t an operating system, thanks Steven

I had been under the delusion that the .NET Microsoft Framework was an Operating system.  This is because I ignored the word “Framework” in the title. Silly me.  I have achieved disillusionment. Thanks Steven....(read more)

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE – April 2014 Readiness Update

SQL Server 2014 available now + April 15 live streaming keynotes Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is generally available as of April 1. Learn more about the latest offering here. And mark your calendar for April 15 to watch the Accelerate Your Insights keynotes—featuring CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and CVP of Data Platform Quentin Clark—live from San Francisco, California. Hear about data pla

Issues with Application Insights Usage - Resolved - 4/23

Update: 4/23/2014 23:55 UTCOver the last day, the Application Insights Usage data collection endpoints have had intermittent problems.  As a result, different Application Insights Usage customers may see a drop in activity from their users in different regions depending on the time and where the user is physically located.  Affected regions and times:*Between 16:30 and 18:15 UTC (9:30 and

Using the IntelliTrace Events window with a log collected from MMA Standalone

The Microsoft Monitoring Agent allows you to collect reliability performance data and exception data for web applications. You can use IntelliTrace to review this data, or debug this data to get more useful information. In this post I am using MMA Standalone, as opposed to MMA connected to AppInsights or System Center.One of my colleagues deployed FabrikamFiber site to her local IIS and monit

Issues with Application Insights - Resolved - 4/23

Final update: 4/23/2014 22:58 UTCApplication Insights GSM service is restored in Moscow location. Customers might see failed web test results coming from Moscow location during the impact window (21:19 - 22:12 UTC). ----------Initial Update: 4/23/2014 22:21 UTCApplication Insight GSM service is not available in Moscow location at this moment. Customer will not see GSM data from affec

Lifecycle Services Maintenance - Wednesday April 30th 2014

Dynamics AX Lifecycle Services will perform our scheduled infrastructure maintenance (detailed timeline below)We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the site for you.LCS will be down during this period. PSTUTC10:00  -  16:00 17:00 -23:00

Creating amazing experiences for your customers through powerful combinations of devices and software

… and why “what if” are two words you should care about Today’s consumers increasingly focus on their experience of your products. I’m not talking about UI (how cool your interface is), or what functionality you provide. Good UX design is a factor more...(read more)

Microsoft extends its commitments to data privacy

We recognize how critical data privacy is to enabling our customers to move to the cloud, and Microsoft has been a pioneer in offering privacy protections for its enterprise cloud services. We were the first to offer contractual commitments for customers subject to the E.U. Data Protection Directive and U.S. HIPAA laws, which call for safeguarding personal data, and have continued to strengthen

Top 10 Microsoft Developer Links for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

*Brynte: Windows Phone 8.1 for Developers–Maps *Vittorio Bertocci: Authentication Protocols, Web UX and Web API *Infoworld: 12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today *Mikhail Semenov: The One Definition Rule in C++11 and C++14: Constant Expressions and Inline Functions *Windows Apps Team: //build 2014 highlights #3: graphics, media, design, and the business of apps *Stephen Provi

New Paper Released on SQL 2014 Cardinality Estimation

There is a new Cardinality Estimator in SQL 2014.  I wanted to drop a quick post to cover a few key points;All of this can be found in Optimizing Your Query Plans with the SQL Server 2014 Cardinality EstimatorA re-designed cardinality estimator in SQL 2014 has been implemented to improve the quality, performance, and predictability of query plans.  The goal was for the QO to behave better!

RS, SharePoint and Forefront UAG Series – Intro

I have been working a fairly complicated case over the last year that involved running Reporting Services Reports through a Universal Access Gateway (UAG) to publish a SharePoint Site.  I worked with an engineer (Alejandro Lopez) in the SharePoint Support Group as well as two folks (Prateek Gaur and Billy Price) in the Security Team along with an individual (Ben Satzger) on the Reporting Service

RS, SharePoint and Forefront UAG Series – Part 2 (Operational Reports)

Part 1 – Intro Part 2 – Operational Reports (Classic RDL Reports) (you are here) Part 3 – Power Pivot Gallery (Silverlight) Part 4 – Export a Power View Report to PowerPointThis piece took the longest amount of time to narrow down what was going on.  This issue was when they were trying to Render a report that was integrated within SharePoint 2013, being accessed by an external client goin

RS, SharePoint and Forefront UAG Series – Part 3 (Power Pivot Gallery - Silverlight)

Part 1 – Intro Part 2 – Operational Reports (Classic RDL Reports) Part 3 – Power Pivot Gallery (Silverlight) (you are here) Part 4 – Export a Power View Report to PowerPointThe last post really went into the meat of the issue that we had.  After that, we found that when trying to go to the Power Pivot Gallery, it showed a blank white screen instead of the actual item list. Basically the Si

RS, SharePoint and Forefront UAG Series – Part 4 (Power View - Export to PowerPoint)

Part 1 – Intro Part 2 – Operational Reports (Classic RDL Reports) Part 3 – Power Pivot Gallery (Silverlight) Part 4 – Export a Power View Report to PowerPoint (you are here)The last part of this engagement was when they tried to Export a Power View report to PowerPoint, we hit the save button, and received an error.  Under the hoods, we were getting an HTTP 500 error.Looking in the UAG

Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld has been released to manufacturing; SDK is now generally available

Posted By Garrett Clarke_Windows Embedded Handheld Product Manager_As a follow-up to Build 2014, we are pleased to announce we recently released the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld operating system to our partners. We have also released the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld SDK to allow any enterprise or ISV developer to build applications for Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld devices.Read More...

Round of Applause to the TAT team!

Over the last few months, we have seen an increased participation of the Turkish speaking community to MSDN Translation Wiki. This would have not been possible without the valuable contribution of some of the TAT team members (i.e., Turkish Avengers Team), the passionate and skillful Turkish army that is already playing a key role in Technet Wiki . In just five weeks, this powerful army submitted

MVPs Participate in //Learn/ - Global Community Webcast

Over 50 MVPs are joining forces on April 24, 2014 for the //learn/ Global Community Webcast to present nearly 70 sessions. This is a unique opportunity for app developer enthusiasts around the globe to meet and share best practices, tips and tricks and participate in deep-dive sessions presented by MVPs.  "A live webcast about Windows Phone development, in 10+ languages, with experts and MVPs

Visualize Large Complex Data with Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps Windows Store Apps (C#)

Tile Layers are a creative way to visualize large complex data. By visualizing data as an image the map control only needs to reposition a set of images rather than every single data point of the data. This greatly improves performance and often reduces the amount of data the user will have to download. Tile layers generally consist of a large number of images that have a specific naming convent

Azure Websites and wildcard domains

This post was written by Michael Candido, Software Development Engineer on the Azure Web Sites TeamSome web applications have a need to use multiple subdomains and certain situation also require dynamically adding new ones. For example, consider a multi-tenant web app that gives each user his own subdomain for a personal content stream or dashboard.Many users felt that the process for this

RichEditBox, Store apps and the challenges with advanced text formatting

This has become a common topic people ask me about so I decided to write it down for future reference. If you are using RichEditBox on a store app, you might have realized by now that coding specific format changes in parts of the content is not trivial. Different than RichTextBlock which has a very extensible, c# friendly way of defining paragraphs and custom formatting inside of it (but is not a

Issues Connecting to VS Online from Visual Studio IDE - Resolved- 4/23

Update: 2014/04/23 6:35 PM UTCWe have identified the root cause of the issue and applied a fix to the affected customer's collection databases.We appreciate your patience during this issue and apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused. - VS Online Service Delivery Team-------------------------------------Update: 2014/04/23 6:16 PM UTCWe have identified the issu

Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview app for Windows Phone 8.1 available for download

My name is David Bélanger, and I’m a program manager on the Remote Desktop team working on Remote Desktop apps for the different Windows platforms. Today, I’m happy to announce that a preview of the Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download from the Windows Phone Store.We are excited to give you a first look at this client with best of class performance and securi

Visualize Large Complex Data with Local Tile Layers in Bing Maps Windows Store Apps (C#)

Tile Layers are a creative way to visualize large complex data. By visualizing data as an image the map control only needs to reposition a set of images rather than every single data point of the data. This greatly improves performance and often reduces the amount of data the user will have to download. Tile layers generally consist of a large number of images that have a specific naming convent

Why Katana should be on your radar

*Agility, flexibility and composition: Unlike traditional ASP.NET, Katana decouples components, which are independently updatable by NuGet. Rather being restricted to the functionality built into your server or framework, you can now compose together multiple middleware and frameworks to get only what you need.  For example,  Self-Hosting WebApi and SignalR in the same application, guarded by th

Episode 98 of Visual Studio Toolbox

This is another in my Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode, I show how to get started with source control with Visual Studio Online. You will see how to set up a team project using Visual Studio Online, add a solution to source control, check out and check in source

How better, faster access to data can transform patient care

Posted By Steven Bridgeland_Senior Product Marketing Manager_On the Windows Embedded Newsroom this morning, we’re showcasing an intelligent systems health solution that’s making a measureable difference by easing access to critical patient data. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, California, has created a system that realizes the potential of the Internet of Things:  an innovative sing

Crea tu App para Windows 8 y Windows Phone con AppStudio

IntroducciónAppStudio es una herramienta online para desarrollar aplicaciones de Windows 8 y Windows Phone. Gracias a esta plataforma se pueden crear fácilmente aplicaciones sin necesidad de saber programar.Al principio con AppStudio sólo se podían generar aplicaciones de Windows Phone 8, pero desde el lanzamiento de Windows Phone 8.1 y las Universal Apps en el Build 2014, AppStudio permite News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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